Coronavirus: Shelby County averaging 245 new cases per day

By , Daily Memphian Published: October 06, 2021 11:17 AM CT

Shelby County has averaged 245 new COVID cases per day for the past week.

The Shelby County Health Department reported 256 new coronavirus cases and 19 new coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday, Oct. 6. 


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There are a reported 2,875 active cases in Shelby County, with 863 pediatric cases (30%).

Shelby County’s reported coronavirus total is now 142,973 total cases, including 2,133 deaths.

For the past seven days, Shelby County has averaged 995 new COVID-19 vaccinations per day.

Shelby County is 70.1% to the way to the goal of 700,000 residents being vaccinated against the novel coronavirus; 490,681 people have been vaccinated.

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As of Wednesday, Sept. 29, there were 370 COVID-positive patients in area hospital beds. At that time 94% of acute care and 96% intensive care unit beds were in use. 

And, 16 ICU and 134 acute care beds were available.

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